The Creativity Caravan is pleased to offer an exhibition of new works presented by Victoria Hanks. The artwork is a combination of paintings and sculptures, all created and realized in 2018. In part born out of the American political climate that no one can be free of right now, the imagery of dummies, floppy dolls, and stuffed and twisted sewn sculptures speaks of the feeling and reality of the struggle of a mostly vulnerable populace. Women as a group, outraged beyond belief now that we’ve arguably found our voice, feel power in the strength that only a group of the truly righteous can build on. Historical statues of women that were selected to be symbols of truth and balance, such as Justice, are reimagined here as animated characters ready to take action rather than remain mute stoics.
“Mend Me, Too” speaks about coming to terms with the frailty of living in a system that does not care for or about its people. We are reminded that we must come together in groups that are, by default like-minded, to identify and call out injustices loudly but also to know when to be quiet and think. Revolutions are violent and must not be romanticized. If the incremental rage gets that far, an explosion will create broken things and damaged people, which will then have to be made whole again.
The exhibit will open at The Creativity Caravan, 28 South Fullerton Avenue on July 30 and there will be a reception for the public to meet the artist on Saturday August 4 from 6 - 8 PM. It is a free event. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through August 30.